It is unrealistic to think everyone is fine to shelter in place and not be able to leave home and be functional. Some of us thrive; others struggle as I wrote in a blog on June, 1st 2020: Skilled at Isolation.
Now, this blog offers a different perspective: in this blog, I related to those who need to be connected.
There is an organization that helps those who need to be connected to be functional.
Social Isolation and Loneliness in Older Adults is highly related to dementia to heart disease.
There is a tremendous power in being connected with others; for some older adults found that connective the outreach is important.
The numbers are higher: 1 in 4 Americans over age 65 are socially isolated or alone. If you are in the age range, used our website www.HealthCareNewYork.net to research the website Connect2Affect.org. See what they can do for you or loves ones.
As we make simple strides to keep together and all at the same, nothing may be the same after the summer of 2020. Coronavirus or Covid-19 will change us and will be remembered by what could, should, or would have being, a number of patients or health people that parish from the virus. We will remember the changes we had to face, as well as the ones we did not choose to do. Some of us will start to take all the shots and vaccines that may ever be.
I, for myself, have been an addict to washing my hands and still not touching mail or packages or my own groceries just yet. I wipe the cabinets after and before putting anything on top, I don’t keep plastic bags in any longer than I need to.
Even whats for me the hard thing ever, pet a dog when I am out. I can’t bring myself to do it just yet.
We will remember this Covid-19 as we remember now the Spanish-flu.
To say that in this time of Corona-virus (Covid-19) quarantine, most of us start feeling the pressure and crack. I lived and worked in Manhattan, NY, and I oftentimes see myself feeling a little down for the fact that we all are wearing masks, stores are closed, we have been imposed personal sacrifices that sometimes seem too much to bear.
And of course, its all right to feel anxious, unsettled, and all mental health distress one can have or name. What it’s not all right is not seek professional help, have some else to talk to even have a prescription writing.
Its all right to have any medical issue as long the health concern is addressed by a professional, as long the mental health issue that you have been dealing with does not have you. It does not impair your personal or professional life.
Take good care of yourself first; you should come first.
Eat right, sleep well and exercise often what all that actually means? How to know when the things you are doing are right for you?
Your body will tell, the food and exercise you respectively eat and moved will show when you have your next check up, like the commercial says you digest system will thank you by shown good numbers, the water you drink will assisted you skin shine and you bladder will keep functioning.
The same goes for your sleep patterns, you will less agitated and angry, more restful, and alert as well your disposition will increase.
Your daily walk or any exercise you practice will help cholesterol numbers and whatever pain you may have go away. And last but not least you will fell in tip top shape for your whatever age.
Even when you skip a day, wont change the overall good affect that you should fell.
What happened with one’s after being diagnose with mental health issues. Is there any resources outside being medicated and psychiatric meetings.
What really change for you, will you stop work, school on and all put your life on hold, deal with the diagnose, talk to your friends about your new found reality?
Or will you stay quiet, learn how to managed the symptoms and do your best to push forward with your own life.
Would you disclosed that for your future husband? Are you a kind person that would like to have some answers?
Would you like some else like me who if notice over a period of time notice something that I quit could actually put my finger, would you be okay with me if I recommended for you to look for mental professional help?
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Mental-Health Researches Ask: What is “Recovery”. nytimes.com
The present time where we need to be physically isolated to not contract or transmit COVID-19, most families’ concerns are about the aged in-laws and parents — rightfully so. It is an unknown infection. However, many individuals rather be on their own — not having to deal with some personal life daily deals. Like when some is very demanding.
When I first started working as a home-nurse, I gave up my social life to start a brand new career in the healthcare field. For some of us, we are skilled at being alone, not fearful about their career prospects and emotionally more experienced at managing the great disruption of everyday life that is affecting everyone.
But its important and does help to have an active life of the mind.
Every challenge is basically tapping into skills that you may not have known you had.
I Like It, Actually: Why So Many Older People Thrive in Lockdown
Home health care aides, patients care assistants and companions are essential workers, without them your loved one, wouldn’t stand a change of getting off bed, shower and change or have a meal.
Some may disagreed with that position, you should not mind every one is entitle to have their opinion, theirs is unrelated to what a domestic worker do.
My many years working in the front line of health care work, I had a client whom used tell me that I could not learned anything, and I used to think how sorry I felt for that person. You should be proud of the work you do, there would not be any person to do the kind job you are doing now. Be proud.
Every single medical professional out there whom assistants with the Covid-19 deserves the recognition and so does those that assistants their clients at their homes.
As a child we all believe that one apple a day would keep the doctors away. Nothing could be more simple, so we thought back them. However that wont cut anymore, as we grow older our bodies needs for instance, our thirsty decrease so older adults needs focus on more liquids. Often times in order to pay for electrical bill, medications and everyday expenses you don’t eat properly.
These article at AARP highlights that issue. For more information and assistance few to the website www.aarpfoundation.org/food
ESAP stands for Elderly Simplified Application Project which is supported by AARP Foundation with grants and other work help seniors apply and enroll to SNAP which stands for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.
An apple a day just won’t cut it, is the article from AARP magazine April/2020.
Was interesting to me that we at HealthCareNewYork has publish our weekly blog of May, with a blog that talks about Women and Alzheimer’s. May is mental health month, and because we are quarantined many TV personalities and zoom’s group meetings are stressing the mental health issue. I would like to mention that mental health is predisposition. Genetic, runs in the family. It often times skips a generation, and does carry a stigma, you are crazy and that is that.
There are range of disorders and stages in the books. Treatment with medication is the best way to approached, there is cure, it has ups and downs however stick with the plan your healthcare provider develop with you and you will have a productive and manageable life.
I just read another article at AARP magazine and AARP April/2020 bulletin about women’s and mental health issues, more specifically Alzheimer’s and Dementia. What is the connection? (Health care researchers) don’t have a clear answer yet.
Woman count as two-thirds of the diagnoses, AARP has posted a 30 days challenge to keep your brain health to accept the challenge, post your own health habits, highlights, and benefits- @hhcagency2011 at our social media pages (Facebook/ Twitter/ Instagram/ MySpace or G+).
I do have to say that I strongly believed that the disease is within all of us, just like cancer, some people may develop, some go to remission, and some don’t. Women make up two-thirds of nearly 6 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s. And women bear the heaviest burden when Dementia strikes.
Go to aarp.org/disruptdementia or www.StayingSharp.org.